We are wrapping up the NAEC spring conference in Scottsdale Arizona. It has been a great few days of learning and networking. The National Association of Elevator Contractors is the largest trade organization for elevator contractors and suppliers in North America.
The conference started on Sunday March 26th with a Board of Directors meeting where we work on the organizations direction and keep things moving. After the BOD meeting we had a great contractor member session which included 50-60 different elevator contractors from around the country discussing topics that affect them; MCP, MRLs, inspection requirements and OEM issues amount other topics.
[Board of Directors in session]
Monday started off with the opening breakfast then moved on to a great presentation from Imperial Electric talking about their motors and machines. We moved on to some HR information on new employment laws and finished the day with a open mic hosted by Craig Zomchek. At the open mic we batted around a lot of topics from contractors and suppliers across the country.
[Imperial Electrics presentation]
[Karen Hopkins HR presentation]
[My favorite session of the conference]
Tuesday started off with a few options, best roping methods and a leadership presentation. The next set of programs where roped hydraulic maintenance and hot oil jobs by MEI as well as SEO by Google. Next up was a NAEC safety panel discussion. There was a rack & pinion elevator presentation that I missed.
Wednesday had round tables with discussions on traveling cable and compensation, chair installation, healthy pit environment, private residence lift code changes, new hire safety orientation, business system conversion, home elevator installations and NAECs VTMP.
[VTMP round table discussion]
There was a lot of golf and a few receptions and a lot of fun! There was quite a bit to do so I missed some items that where featured during the educational conference. Next year will be Carlsbad, CA.
If you have any questions or would like any additional information please email me at Craigz@colleyelevator.com. You can always go to NAEC.org for more information on the National Association of Elevator Contractors.